Annie Barrows

Author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows is the author of the Ivy and Bean children's series, and The Magic Half. She lives in northern California. Annie Barrows has selected readings and lectures available. Please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at or visit to enquire about a possible appearance....READ MORE

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    Fiction, Childrens, Literary Fiction, Romance, War, Science Fiction, Mystery, Spanish Language Fiction, Children's Middle Grade Books, Children's Picture Books







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Reading good books spoils you for enjoying bad books.

You know how I love talking about books, and you know how I adore receiving compliments.

That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.

I am a grown woman-- mostly-- and I can guzzle champagne with whomever I choose.

We clung to books and to our friends; they reminded us that we had another part to us.

Then he felt remorseful, which was so unlike him and endearing that I almost changed my mind and said yes. But then I imagined a lifetime of having to cry to get him to be kind, and I went back to no again.

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